Money Line Pick
Montreal looks to rebound from a one-goal loss against Columbus, by paying a visit to the Prudential Center for a match-up with the New Jersey Devils. The Canadiens are 2-2 in their last four games, while the Devils are 3-7 in their last 10 games. The Canadiens have won six of their last nine games. New Jersey has struggled to protect their home ice, losing four of their last five games at Prudential Center. Luckily for the Devils, they have come out on the winning side of things, with three straight victories over the Canadiens. In what is the third meeting between these teams this season, the Canadiens haven’t had very good luck. Two of those three meetings were decided by one goal. Even with their struggles, leaning New Jersey at home is the play to back here.
Over Under Pick
The Devils don’t quite seem like a top-level scoring team, but they have found a way to put some goals on the board in recent head-to-head meetings with the Canadiens. New Jersey has scored at least four goals in the last two head-to-head meetings. That includes in their most recent match-up that saw the teams combine for 10 goals in a 6-4 Devils win. If this match-up had a total higher than 5.5 the under could easily be the right play. However, an over 5.5 goal total seems quite reachable for both teams.